Estle Leroy Faulkner, Sr.

May 17, 2023

Estle Leroy Faulkner, Sr. passed away from this life on May 9, 2023, at 78 years old.

He was born on September 5, 1944, to Lawson and Inez Faulkner.

Leroy was preceded in death by both of his parents, one son, Shorty Faulkner, and late wife, Edith Faulkner.

He is survived by his wife, Diane (Watson) of Royal, Arkansas; special sister-in-law Martha Neely; sister Wanda (Lloyd) Miller of Bentonville; and two brothers, Clyde and Bud Faulkner of Pine Bluff; daughter-in-law, Shelly Faulkner of Dewitt; two granddaughters, Haley (Jonathan) Watkins of Dewitt, and Caitlyn Faulkner of DeWitt; and two great grandsons, Jon Callan and Miller Watkins.

Leroy was a truck driver for most of his life and went by the CB name “Speedy.” He enjoyed spending time with his grandkids, family and friends and always loved to make sure everything was “spick and span” and loved to aggravate you if it wasn’t. To know him was to love him. He would always make you feel like you were already best friends with him.

We will all miss him until we see him again.

Funeral services were May 13th at Essex Funeral Home with burial following at Thompson Cemetery.